What does it mean to have “newness” of life? How, if at all, can someone achieve it? What does it look like? This week, Rev. Jim opens the Word to Romans 6, and answers these questions, drawing out for us the main theme of this sermon series.
In the second half of Romans 5, Paul answers some of life’s deepest questions about evil and sin: Where does it come from? What does it do? And what’s the answer to sin? As we continue our Lectionary Series, Rev. Jim takes us on a bird’s eye view of sin, death and Jesus from Romans … Read more2020 06 21 Sunday Worship “Life and Death”
It’s easy to see the fragile nature of world peace between nations, or even peace within a culture, or even within a family. It’s not perfect. This week we begin our Lectionary Series on Romans called “Newness of Life” with a word study through the opening verses of Romans chapter 5. Discover how Jesus offers … Read more2020 06 14 Sunday Worship “Peace”
With all the news exposure we have access to, and all of the opinions and comments that come with them on social media, it’s not hard to lose our bearings on our response to issues such as racism and political upheaval. This week, Rev. Jim opens the Bible to Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan … Read more2020 06 11 Midweek Word “No Partiality”
There’s no doubt that the world is changing, and it seems to be more and more chaotic every week. Where is it headed and how can the Church respond? Today, Rev. Jim sweeps aside all the hectic events of the week and finds peace in the first two verses of the Bible –Genesis 1.1-2.
In the midst of any disaster, God has proven a faithful refuge for his people. In today’s Midweek Word, Rev. Jim looks at Psalm 46, which leads to an invitation to “be still” with God in the middle of these difficult times.
Happy Birthday, Church! As you know, way back when this whole pandemic began, we had hopes of celebrating Pentecost together, gathering around the Table and enjoying our time together. We’re saddened that we are not able to that today. But, as we celebrate this Pentecost in our homes, God has blessed us with a special … Read more2020 05 31 Sunday Worship “Pentecost”
How does spirituality help you in your suffering? Is it true that suffering can be a blessing? In this final lesson on our series “Faith Under Fire,” Rev Jim looks at how 1 Peter helps us find meaning and purpose in suffering.
What does it mean to “abide” in Jesus? What are the benefits of remaining “in Him”? How are we to produce good fruit? This week, Rev Jim opens the Word to John 15.1-2, to discover the significance behind Jesus’ claim that he is the “true vine” and what that means for us?
Is it difficult to do good in hard times? Do you sometimes shy away from doing the right thing because it seems so heavy to do? This week, GSC teacher and Postulant, Mathew Seeram, takes us through 1 Peter 3.8-18, as we continue our Sermon Series “Faith Under Fire.” Our Reader today is Nancy Cadot. … Read moreSunday Worship 20 05 17 “Hardships and Goodness”